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The Weekend Guide

Shake it.

SHIMMY
Land of the Sweets
What:
The bawdier and more risque version of The Nutcracker is back with a cast of Seattle’s burlesque A-list.
Why: Striptease, sequins, a snowstorm, and the Snow Queen played by Miss Indigo Blue.
When: Thru Dec. 28. Thurs., 7 & 10 p.m.; Fri., 10:30 p.m.; Sun., 2, 6 & 9 p.m. 
Where: The Triple Door, 216 Union St. (206-838-4333). Tickets ($32.50-$57.50) at landofthesweets.com.

CLICK
The Download
What: This week’s roundup of Interweb play.
Why: Portraits of pups mid bath, a makeover project that makes people smile, and the growing debate surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch.
When: You’re online.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

WHIFF
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
What:
SIFF is showing the classic film, starring Gene Wilder, in Smell-o-Vision, plus fragrant and tasty treats in goodie bags to complete the experience.
Why: You always wondered what a snozzberry smelled like.
When: Fri., 5 p.m.; Sat., noon & 2:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Northwest Rms. (206-324-9996). Tickets ($16) at siff.net.

LISTEN
Pickwick
What:
 Catch the local soul-loving band with garage rock influences on its home turf; the members are on tour up and down the West Coast to promote their debut full-length LP, Can’t Talk Medicine.
Why: “Window Sill” rocks our world and “Santa Rosa” is totally haunting.
When: Fri., 9 p.m.
Where: The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave. (206-441-4618). Tickets ($17) at thecrocodile.com.

SLICE
Holiday Pies
What:
The crew at Volunteer Park Cafe is cranking out made-to-order seasonal flavors such as organic pumpkin, organic apple, and chocolate pecan.
Why: Check out the pop-up gift shop’s variety of mostly local honey, preserves, salts, candles, soaps, cheeses, and more when you pick up.
When: Pie orders taken thru Dec. 19.
Where: 1501 17th Ave. E (206-328-3155).

 Photo: Chris Blakeley / Courtesy of Land of the Sweets

LOCATIONS
SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison St
Seattle Center, Northwest Rms
Seattle, WA 98109
206-324-9996
216 Union St
@ 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
206-838-4333
2200 2nd Ave
@ Blanchard St
Seattle, WA 98121
206-441-4618
1501 17th Ave E
@ Galer St
Seattle, WA 98112
206-328-3155
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